Artifact Details


Vacuum tube type 5844

Catalog Number



Physical object


General Electric Company (GE)

Place Manufactured

U. S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 5844 Printed in silver ink around the glass envelope.
Model number GL 5844 Printed in white ink around the glass envelope.
Other number 5-22 188-5 Printed in white ink around the glass envelope


overall: 2 1/8 in x 3/4 in x 3/4 in


This object is a dual triode packaged in a miniature glass envelope with seven pins. It is a digital-service grade similar to the 6J6 medium-mu twin triode with lower gain. It comes with the original packaging by GE that is in good condition except the middle flap on one end is torn off. This artifact is accompanied by a description created for the Boston Tube Exhibit of 1998.


Component/vacuum tube